Minister Chiumia heckled during Gonapamuhanya speech: ‘ Jala pamlomo’

Hecklers interrupted Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia on Saturday when she was delivering a speech at Tumbuka cultural event Gonapamuhanya at Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe’s Bolero headquarters in Rumphi.

Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia speaking at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia booed

Chiumia invited the boos when she departed from her prepared speech to rebuke Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya for urging leaders against making abusive and rude remarks to their people, which she misinterpreted as an attacked aimed at President Peter Mutharika.

Speaker Msowoya, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice-president, received cheers from the crowds punctuated by ululation when he said “leadership is not about insulting the people.”

Chiumia, however got the wrong end of the stick, as she misread that Msowoya was referring to Mutharika’s recent ranting at a news conference where he banged tables in a desperate attempt to explain on the bloated Malawi delegation to last month’s United Nations General Assembly amid prevailing economic woes.

But Msowoya said his remarks were directed to “to all leaders, including Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe himself.”

But when Chiumia spoke, she want to reprimand the Speaker, saying it was not right for him to expect leaders not to get angry as they are also human beings.

“The Speaker himself also gets angry and bangs the table when MPs [members of Parliament] misbehave in Parliament,” pointed out Chiumia.

But crowds heckled her “jala pamlomo [shut your mouth]”

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera, also spoke at the at the Gonapamuhanya ceremony which pays tribute to the Chikulamayembe kingship

Chakwera described himself as a “son-in-law” since his wife hails from Chikulamayembe’s Nkhamanga Kingdom.

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Malawian Journalists should learn to write the truth. It was where the PP gurus were seated where the boos were heard. It was a cultural ceremony where opposition politicians went to score a political point. Thats the problem with Malawi’s politician. I dont remember Chakwera attending this ceremony ever before. Msowoya was directing his remarks at APM and there was nothing wrong with Obama’s response. Infact the reporter did not attend the event and evidence is the photo taken at Kulamba ceremony


Ojere nanu mwayimvesa khaniyo. Akambapo zoti ndi zimayi.koma azimayi nzerudi mulibe olo mutaphunzira ndinu zisiru basi.


koma pamenepo!!!!!!!!!!!


Athu opanda manyazi inu kumeneko ndiye kukhala kwanu analakwa chani mzimai ameneyu. Osamutukana pitayo bwanji mukumuopa eti Kukonda kulimbana ndi azimai basi zoti muzawina atsutsa inu muiwale ife sitizakuvotelani maoneka kale moyo wanu


Inu atumbuka ndinu otani? Mulibe kaso ndi mwana wanu yemwe Grace. Nanga wakwina mungadyele nsimatu inu. Mtumbuka sadzatheka basi. Ankakuthani ndi Kamuzu basi kutopa nanu nkukuthamangitsani kupita kwanu agalu

Patricia Mlowoka

These are northerners I know.They don’t tolerate nonsense.They don’t care who is who.So who is the Grace Obama to them?

Sir Bentby

Anyachiumia mutikhoza soni
Vakubakiya muvionengi, mmalengi nge ntaba. Nayu wapanganga vabusu nge venivo mwayamba imwi.


A Grace, mbuchindere wuli uwo!!!!!!!


These are tough times for cabinet ministers. They must be seen to be loyal by defending the toothless old man and any opportunity must be seized. For the opposition though, like the Speaker, it’s a great time because vague statements are all they need to cause discomfort in the blue camp. Kkkk. I’m enjoying this. Really.


Guys help me I just find very much attracted to this youth minister. With dziphuphu or not I just find myself in that situation. Grace are you still single? If you are married, are you happily married? If not pliz and I repeat pliz am ready to be the alternative at any time and am prepared to live even in the north regardless of not being that developed.

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